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HERITAGE HIGHLIGHTS: The parish church boasts a wonderfully carved late Saxon font
Throughout the medieval period Newenden was a busy inland port for sea-going ships, until gradual silting of the river meant that it fell out of use in the 16th century. At one time there were no less than 16 inns serving the vilage, though only one, the White Hart, survives. If you fancy a pint, the White Hart was once named 'Pub of the Year' by the Evening Standard newspaper.
Traffic through the village still crosses obver the old medieval bridge, which is still supported with its original timbers.
From Newenden Bridge you can take a boat trip along the Rother to nearby Bodiam Castle, a moated 14th century castle in a romantic setting overloooking the river.
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NEARBY HISTORIC ATTRACTIONS
Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest
Newenden, St Peter - 1 miles (Historic Church)
Great Dixter Gardens - 1.5 miles (Garden)
Northiam, St Mary - 1.8 miles (Historic Church)
Rolvenden, St Mary the Virgin - 2.7 miles (Historic Church)
Ewhurst Green, St James the Great - 2.8 miles (Historic Church)
Bodiam Castle - 3.2 miles (Castle)
Hole Park - 3.3 miles (Garden)
Bodiam, St Giles Church - 3.3 miles (Historic Church)
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